I know this might've been covered before, but let me talk it through.
Basically, I've jumped on an editing job where the footage is shot in 25p / 30p / 60p - they've done their selects in Premiere Pro CC in a 24p timeline. None of the footage is intepretted to 24p, it's just in the timeline - I can't really see anything bad, apart from the fact that the 30p / 60p was shot with a higer shutterspeed so there is no motion blur.
It's a surf film, so there is no audio - just visuals put to music.
My question is this: Should I continue editing in this 24p timeline, using their selects and just interpret the 60p footage if I want any slow motion or should I interpret all the footage, so that the 30p is slowed to 24p and the 60p is also slowed - then just speed up anything I want as I edit?
The end product is just a free download online, and possibly iTunes.
Any advice, appreciated as I've got to get cracking on the edit today.
Seeing as none of the footage is 24p - I've made a 25p timeline and interpretted everything to be 25p, so everything shot at a higher framerate is slower. I will then speed up whatever I need as I go - is this the best workflow?
Really? This way, at least everything is the same framerate. A better overall look? Is it not better to have the 60p footage interpretted at 25p, and then sped up? Surely that'll look better than just 60p in a 25p timeline? Or is it much of a muchness?
Edit: I will be using some of the 60p at slow motion, just not all of it.
You'll have to make the final determination on the look, but I would speculate my suggested method would look better.
Unless, are you delivering in PAL? That complicates the realtime stuff. I don't think Adobe tools do NTSC to PAL all that well.
I guess it doesn't matter if it's in PAL or not, as it's delivery for digital / online - but because nothing was shot at 24p, why would I use that to edit in? Apart from the fact that selects were done in a 24p timeline.
I've heard that 30p in a 24p timeline would drop 6 frames, giving it a slightly jolty look - I'd prefer it slightly slower / dreamier?
because nothing was shot at 24p, why would I use that to edit in?
Because 30 and 60 'translate' to 24 much better than they do to 25. The PAL footage can be slowed down to 24 and still look 'realtime'.